Ewine van Dishoeck, the 2018 Kavli Prize laureate, discusses her personal and professional journey into the field of astrochemistry.
The first crewed launch of the program proved that the Apollo spacecraft could get astronauts to the moon.
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will mark the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 mission with a week-long "First Moon Landing Celebration" and with a series of events leading up to the July 2019 commemoration.
A "private passenger" has signed up for a circumlunar flight aboard SpaceX's BFR rocket-spaceship combo, company representatives announced via Twitter this evening (Sept. 13).
Hurricane Florence, downgraded to a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of up to 110 mph (175 km/h), is getting closer to the coast of North Carolina.
Canadian astronaut Jeremy Hansen is the class supervisor for the 2017 class of astronaut candidates, who are expected to be the ones eventually exiting low Earth orbit for missions to the moon — and perhaps even to Mars, if NASA predictions of today hold.
Delta rockets have been launching to space for almost six decades now, carrying some hallmark NASA missions into orbit.
A global, liquid-water ocean could exist under range of conditions on Proxima Centauri b, the closest known exoplanet to Earth.
This weekend, NASA is planning to launch a spacecraft that will use half a dozen bright-green laser beams to measure seasonal and annual changes to Earth's icy poles.
The water sloshing in Earth's oceans and coursing through its canyons may have been with the planet since it first started taking shape, new research suggests.
NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite ICESat-2 can watch ice thickness change to within the width of a No. 2 pencil every year. It took a decade to develop the technology to yield such precision, but it will help scientists better predict how melting ice wi
A laser-firing, ice-monitoring NASA spacecraft has been cleared for liftoff.
With the long-awaited release of the latest foray into the "Predator" franchise, we look back at all the movies starring cinema's favorite space-faring safari hunter.
With calls to set aside more space for nature, what comes next for space exploration and what does our history in space teach us about the wisdom of such an effort?
Two weeks after astronauts and cosmonauts repaired an air leak at the International Space Station, investigators are still trying to figure out how the tiny hole got there.
A remarkable new image from the Hubble Space Telescope captures a close-up view of some of the most distant galaxies in the universe.
Portal origin URL: NASA Astrophysics Eyes Big Science with Small SatellitesPortal origin nid: 432230Published: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:23Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA has selected nine proposals to study using small satellites, or SmallSats, for advanced astronomical space-based observations. The proposed SmallSat studies are a fraction of the size, weight, and cost of a typical space-bound astrophysics mission.Portal image: CubeSats Deployed Outside Station's Kibo Lab ModuleScience Categories: Universe
We're back into the weird science of black holes in this week's installment of "Ask a Spaceman." In this episode, astrophysicist and Space.com columnist Paul Sutter explains why a black hole is doomed to die from the moment of its birth.
While Polaris is far from being the brightest star in the sky, finding it is not as hard as it may seem!
The planet-enveloping dust storm on Mars has settled enough for NASA to start a 45-day active-listening period in which the agency hopes to make contact with the rover Opportunity after three months of silence.